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Another route to the Lorentz transformations


Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

This paper uses the Galilean relativity principle and the dependence of the rate of a clock on its velocity to derive the Lorentz transformations (LTs). Analyzing different ways of deriving the LTs provides different perspectives for them and their implications as well as making them more accessible to a wide range of readers with an interest in relativistic physics.

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Keywords: relativity principle, Galilean transformations, Lorentz transformations, special theory of relativity
PACS: 01.40.−d, 01.65.+g, 04.20.−q (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2015.11.037648
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2016/5/d/
Citation: Bessonov E G "Another route to the Lorentz transformations" Phys. Usp. 59 475–479 (2016)
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Received: 13th, May 2015, revised: 8th, November 2015, 12th, November 2015

Оригинал: Бессонов Е Г «Об одном пути к преобразованиям Лоренца» УФН 186 537–541 (2016); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2015.11.037648

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